” Eagerness, imagination and love for work have remarkable results.”
These are the words of Ioannis Dedeletakis, creator of this company. He was born in a talented family, which started to produce museum replicas in a small artisanship in 1962. Founder of this artisanship was Manolis Dedeletakis who created a flourishing business. His loyal student and son, Ioannis Dedeletakis founded the present company in 1987-88, reproducing a wide range of museum replicas. The company is now in the hands of the third generation, his children, Helen and Emmanuel Dedeletakis. The staff of this well-known business is really creative and hard-working, aiming at the best quality and fidelity in order to have the best results.
Helen’s and Emmanuel’s Dedeletakis business provides a great variety of museum replicas and pottery inspired of the Greek glory of Minoan civilization and mythology: amphoras, rhyta (pots), statues, vases, mugs, jugs, relief representations, as well Greek facades of buildings of traditional, neoclassical and island architecture. Greek civilization and mythology is presented through figures and representations that these objects depict, reminding us of life of another era.
Our company provides Greece and all countries with a range of magnificent museum replicas, having been awarded for their quality and faithfulness. We also present our work in the “Technima” and “KTE” exhibitions, which take place in Athens and Heraklion respectively. We provide tourist shops and other companies with a large variety of museum replicas in wholesale and we can also reproduce any design that our clients desire.
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The inspiration of our work
Using ceramic art, we continue the tradition of Minoans and reproduce their history, creating museum replicas. Every object of this era helps us to understand the special habits and traditions of our ancient ancestors.
Our inspiration stems from some of the ancient objects below:
The Snakes Goddess, discovered at the Knossos palace, is a marvelous example of Minoan ceramics, used in the worship procedure. Furthermore, the well-known fresco that depicts “Tavrokathapsia”, a Minoan religious bull-leaping competition, where both men and women could participate.
Phaistos Disc, found at the Phaistos palace, is a written two sides’ disc, made of clay. It is written in an ideographic, possibly syllabic script. To this very day, it hasn’t been deciphered and its content remains incomprehensible.
A large variety of rhyta (pots), vases, amphoras that are kept in the archaeological museum of Heraklion, Crete as well as in other Greek museums and a big range of relief representations are some of our creations.